Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Astounding Words Of Wisdom quotations
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.
There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us.
They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak.
To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him.
But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.
Tears are words that heart can't express.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.
The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth.
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
If the truth shall kill them, let them die.
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussions, disagreement will end.
Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him
Be silent or let the words be worth more than silence.
When the wisdom speaks, be silent. Do not waste your candle when the sun is there.
When proven wrong, the wise man will correct himself and the ignorant will keep arguing.
Let me tell you how to love all equally.
Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially.
The words you speak become the house you live in.
The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed!
May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.
You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He'd saved for you, the sea.
Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you.
We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about dying than we know about living.
Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
An observer of men who finds himself steadily repelled by some apparently trifling thing in a stranger is right to give it great weight. It may be the clue to the whole mystery. A hair or two will show where a lion is hidden. A very little key will open a very heavy door.
Great minds think alone.
Whoever is not made glorified by taqwa can find no glory.
Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river.
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
If you are using words to hurt others, you are misusing them.
Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.
...the Government must not think that they can stop this agitation. It will go on...We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in out efforts to become law-makers.
Do not allow yourselves to be deceived: Great Minds are Skeptical.